Ives Squared

Our “front door” to the innovation economy, the Ives Squared Innovation Center helps democratize our tech sectors by providing exposure and access to technology, advice, and training through the New Haven Free Public Library.

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Tinker LAb

A creative playground to discover your passion for creation, engineering, or design.

The Tinker Lab provides training and tools for casual experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making.

Overseen by a tech librarian, the Tinker Lab includes 3D Printers, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC Machine, and computers with modern design software (including the full Adobe suite). See the equipment!

Visitors can take certification classes on the equipment, work on their own projects, or join workshops on skills like Virtual Reality design with the Ives Squared Creative-in-Residence.


Free workspace nestled between smart boards and the library’s business and non-profit book collections

The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.

For visitors with business ideas, the Exchange hosts startup resources to help along the way and events every month to connect you with the innovation community.





Elm Seed

Elm Seed

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G Cafe @ Ives Squared

Hold meetings, recharge with a coffee, or grab a snack at the G Cafe at Ives Squared.

A success story of local business growth, G Cafe began with a bakery turning out authentic German breads. In 2014 they opened their popular G Cafe location on Orange Street and have since expanded to 3 locations throughout the area.